Personal defense is definitely an issue these days but aside from carrying a weapon there are others areas that you can explore if you're a little hesitant about carrying a weapon on a daily basis. Being prepared can prevent you from becoming a victim of theft or worse yet a personal attack on you or a family member. We offer services that include SLED certified officers who are trained in defensive tactics that help keep our clients much safer.
So what can you do personally that will help improve your chances if you find yourself in a situation that calls for protection of you or your family?
Know some defensive tactics
Take a class that gives you some basic knowledge of what you can do or what to expect if you find yourself in a bad spot. Learning some basics will teach you the right mindset and possibly help save your life. Yes you should know some physical moves and yes you should practice those moves. I recently took a class with the family and we made a day of it. The family learned a great deal and we actually had fun doing something together that was very educational. Defensive tactics are not just performing physical moves it can include knowing what to do if you arrive at home and your house has been broken into. Do you go inside, do you wait outside the home, do you drive around the block and call the Police? Knowledge is power and knowing what to do in certain settings and situations can be life saving.?
Know the most effective areas to hit if you are attacked:
1. Eyes--if you are able to reach the attackers eyes then poke/gouge/scratch at them viciously. This will cause severe pain and and should create an opportunity for escape.
2.Nose-if you can hit your attackers nose with the meaty palm of your hand in an upward motion with enough force you stand a chance as possibly breaking their nose and giving you a chance to escape.
3.Neck-if you can hit the attackers neck with the side of your hand hard enough you can cause some pain and possibly give you an opening to call for help or escape.
4. Knee-kick the side of the knee. This will cause extreme pain since the knee isn't designed to move from side to side. After kicking the knee make for your getaway. Do not hang around. Get to a safe place and call the police.
5.Groin areas- kick with all the force you can muster. DO not hold anything back so that you are sure to inflict the most pain possible. then immediately escape your attacker.
Your knees, elbows, and head can be used to help defend yourself. Do not be afraid to use everyday objects, pen, rings, etc.. as weapons against your attackers. Take a class to learn more. Hopefully these tips will help you stay safe.
Tammy Johnson, our CEO and serial entrepreneur, has over 20 years of hospitality experience. She writes about how a business can benefit from hiring a private security company.